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Trouncing   /trˈaʊnsɪŋ/   Listen

A sound defeat.  Synonyms: debacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, walloping, whipping.
The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.  Synonyms: beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, whacking.

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"Trouncing" Quotes from Famous Books

... family, or in the Beauchamp. A legend of a parson that had been a tutor in one of the Romfrey houses, and had talked and sung blandly to a damsel of the blood—degenerate maid—to receive a handsome trouncing for his pains, instead of the holy marriage-tie he aimed at, was the only connection of the Romfreys with the parsonry, as Everard called them. He attributed the boy's feeling to the influence of his great-aunt Beauchamp, who would, ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Trouncing" :   corporal punishment, flogging, lashing, tanning, trounce, flagellation, defeat

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